• The Representation of Theatricality in Philo's Embassy to Gaius

    Author(s):
    Ellen Muehlberger (see profile)
    Date:
    2008
    Group(s):
    Ancient Jew Review, Religious Studies
    Subject(s):
    Judaism, History, Ancient, Judaism--Post-exilic period (Judaism)
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Ancient Judaism, Second Temple Judaism, Religious studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/2hsg-vx54
    Abstract:
    In this paper I argue that Philo’s Embassy to Gaius makes use of the literary paradigm of theatricality, a strategy of representation marked by the portrayal of multiple and competing discourses amongst those in unequal relations of power, as well as an emphasis on the arts of acting and discernment. Th e Embassy marks an appearance of the theatrical paradigm which is earlier than its use by Tacitus, whose portrayal of Nero in the Annals Shadi Bartsch has seen as the harbinger of this theme in Roman historiography.
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